Dustin Poirier accuses Conor McGregor of failing to deliver on promise of $500,000 charity donation to foundation, UFC rival hits back

Dustin Poirier is claiming Conor McGregor never came through on the $500,000 donation he promised to his foundation.

Prior to their rematch in January at UFC 257, McGregor claimed The Good Fight Foundation would be the beneficiaries of the large sum of money.

The mutual respect between Poirier and McGregor that was on display in January appears to have gone
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Prior to the fight, it was reported that representatives from both teams confirmed that banking information had been exchanged, and the last of the transfer details were being finalised.

However, Poirier – whose wife personally thanked McGregor for his generosity – says he is still waiting for payment it seems

Responding to McGregor’s prediction that he will knockout Poirier with a front kick in the fourth round when they meet at UFC 264, The Diamond took a jab at McGregor’s phantom donation.

“That’s a fun prediction! You also predicted a donation to my foundation and you and your team stopped responding after the fight in January,” he wrote.

“See you soon. July 10th Paid In Full.”

Poirier exacted revenge on McGregor for his 2014 loss to make it 1-1 between them
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When a follower commented that Poirier had already thanked McGregor for the money, the Louisiana native cleared up what had happened.

“We thanked him because his team reached out fight week to initiate the process but ghosted us the past two months after the fight. My foundation has reached out three times since with no reply.

“We’ve moved past it. We will be announcing our next goal soon. It’s a big one.”

McGregor clarified his stance on the matter saying that Poirier never supplied proof of their intentions for the money.

“A donation, not a debt,” he said.

“We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came. I do with all my donations. Know where it’s going dot for dot. Otherwise it goes walking. As is the case with a lot of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt shows I was right.”

McGregor is almost certainly good for the money. His net worth was reported by Forbes in 2020 to be at roughly $148 million. This came prior to him selling his stake in Proper No. Twelve whiskey, which reports estimated to be worth $310 million, and he’s going to have fought twice this year by the time he meets Poirier again on July 10.

Poirier and McGregor will fight for a third time – believed to be on 10 July
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